Friday, July 23, 2010

hello kitty mini

I'm forcing my daughter to like Hello Kitty because I think she's so cute. OK, in reality it hasn't taken that much convincing. At the retreat, Rene gave me some Hello Kitty fabric (that I may have been gushing over), and I made a hello kitty mini quilt for my daughter. Isn't it bright, happy and fun?

I used Lite Steam a Seam 2 (which came highly recommended by Carol) to adhere the circles. I would agree, it's a great product.

I stippled the whole thing, then I outlined the circles with additional quilting for stability.
For the back and the binding I used more polka dots because I LOVE them.
It measures 17" x 19".

In other news, these are the scraps that I received from Tammy today in the mail for my scrap challenge. She's really on the ball! I love that. My ideas are percolating already.

And the last thing for today...I recently learned how to knit little bitty baby booties from an elderly friend of mine. These went to one of my sisters, who is expecting her second little boy in a few months.
Look how little they are!
They are so fun! Plus, they are a great way to use up some of those yarn odds and ends.

61 comments:

Crafty Christina said...

I love this little quilt. I'm very much obsessed with mini/doll quilts now and can't get enough of them!

Glenn Dragone said...

the booties are too cool!

Laura Strang said...

love the quilt!!!! (and the booties too for that matter)

I started conditioning my daughter to like hello kitty from birth, but like you said, it didn't take too much convincing. Would love to know what this fabric is called so I can find it. I see a hello kitty quilt in the very near future. . . . . I really like how you did the circles, it looks really nice!! I am new at this blogging thing, but am a huge fan of yours, I check for new things daily . . . . . okay, a couple times a day so I don't miss something. :)

Thanks for your dedication, it is encouraging and truly inspirational! <3

Amy said...

Cute quilt! The booties are adorable.

live a colorful life said...

That quilt is so adorable. I'm going to have to tell my 3 1/2-year-old granddaughter how fabulous Hello Kitty is. And then make her a quilt. Uh, maybe I should locate the fabric first, and THEN talk to her. That kid has a memory like a steel trap.

Annessa said...

My daughter and I are gushing over the hellokitty mini, too! Love the baby booties - you're so multi-talented.

gale said...

Adorable! I'd love to know where to find the fabric. I grew up with Hello Kitty (My mom is Japanese and we lived in Japan and Okinawa when I was a kid) so I've always been a big fan. My sewing room is all done up in Hello Kitty (and my blog is too). One of my girls loves HK and the other one could take it or leave it. The nerve.

angela said...

That's a whole load of cuteness! I'm not sure what it is about circles, but they are so happy every time I see them on a quilt. And those baby booties! Both are such great ways to use up extra bits - just what's needed to reduce the stash :)

kaiolohiakids said...

Such a cute quilt! And your toes look good too!

Thimbleanna said...

Eeeek! That Hello Kitty is SOOO cute! And those booties. You're a bad influence!

Annalia said...

I think Japan specializes in cute.
...but so do you. I just love the colors in this quilt. :)

Why Not Sew? said...

The mini is just too sweet. And the booties, oh man.

beth said...

very curious to see what you do with those scraps...can't wait.

Tina H. in California said...

The fabrics in your little girl's quilt look great together. The Hello Kitty fabric looks to be somewhat magenta (?), which makes it stand out. Very nice.

I'm sure you'll turn out something fabulous with those scraps--wish they were mine!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Mini's are awesome! Yours is no exception!

PunkiePie said...

CUTE!! My daughter is having a Hello Kitty themed birthday party this year. I've been having a fun time hunting down HK things for the kids goody bags. And those knitted booties... to die for! So cute!!

Jackie said...

Hello kitty is adorable! I think everyone love Hello Kitty! Too cute!

Mama Urchin said...

look at you knitter!

Denise :) said...

I *love* the booties! I think I may need to learn to knit those...I have a grandson (and a grandbaby on the way) that would appreciate them *so* much! :)

Sara said...

Please, please bring the bootie instruction to Grand Rapids with you! [I'll see you there.]
I have a Recipe for baby sox, but not booties. That's how I use up the leftovers from my adult-sized sox.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

cute kitty circles! ;-) gotta love hello Kitty. we have a Hello Kitty store 4 blocks from our house. so fun to go look through even though B has outgrown hello kitty. :-(

Leslie said...

hello kitty is cute but those booties are cuter

teedle. said...

funny because my husband loves Hello Kitty.. me, not so much. BUT I do love your quilt! So petite and girly!
I can't wait to see what you will do with all of those scraps, too.

Maria said...

I just think your Kitty Mini is lovely and the Baby botties are just so cute.

ale balanzario said...

Very nice doll quilt, great design, the babys boots are so cute, they will keep warm the babies feet.
Hugs

carol said...

Look at you!!! Steam a seam? Good girl! Pretty soon you'll be buying it by the yard like I do. I bet I know a nice dolly who'll be using that pretty circle quilt real soon!

Jacque. said...

Love the quiltie...ADORE the booties!

lera said...

LOVE the Hello Kitty quilt! And swooning over the itty bitty booties! (Starts making me want another baby!)

Marcia said...

CUTE Slippers! Great job on the knitting!

Mika said...

I bought my 10 year old the Hello Kitty sewing machine b/c I wanted it. She is not into HK, but her 5 year old sister is looking forward to inheriting it in a few years. Love the HK quilt!

Alexis said...

Fabulous projects! Those booties are precious.

Kerri said...

so very cute!! i LOVE hello kitty!!

comfortstitching said...

Better not let my 6 year old daughter see this, she's a big hello kitty fan!! I love the circle frame layout!!

Rebekah said...

Cute quilt and cute toes! I knew they were yours when I saw your photo in flickr.

I think Hello Kitty is adorable and that's so funny that you're trying to force your daughter into liking her.

Katy said...

I forced my daughter to like hello kitty too. Made it seem less odd that I would buy hello kitty stuff for me if I pretended it was for her ;) LOVE that mini quilt.
I first thought you said the booties were FOR an elderly friend..and got confused..surely she would be passed her prime baby making years?, but then I read properly.
I'm a bit simple sometimes (most of the time...)

Karen said...

You are amazing. Your creativity never fails to inspire me. I am so glad you're back. And I love the mini quilt!!!

Cindy said...

Kitty quilt is great. I'm NOT showing it to my girls though. They'll all want one and I have too many UFO's as it is. :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I never cared for Hello Kitty and I do love the little quilt you made!
And the booties - cute!

kpaints said...

That quilt is so adorable...love it. My daughter who is 34 loved/ still loves Hello Kitty. Thanks for the post.

Clair said...

Another cute quilt for little A!

Carol said...

Ok, I have to say that your quilt rocks. Your booties are so cute. Have fun with the scraps.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love the polka-dot binding! Sweet quilt.

Terriaw said...

what an adorable and perfect little hello kitty mini! Love how you used that small piece of fabric. Great tip for the circles, which I would love to try. Good luck with that scrap challenge!

Linda said...

might have to check out that steam a seam stuff, looks interesting.
Your quilt is super cute, as are the booties! :)

Nan said...

I love the Hello Kitty quilt!!! It's adorable. I love the baby booties too. Sooo sweet. I can't wait to see what you come up with those scraps. You are having WAY to much fun. YAY!!!

Aimee said...

Would you share the instructions for the booties?

Anonymous said...

I am sooo glad you are back! Whenever I am feeling down, I just click on your blog and there is always something to cheer me up! Silly, booties are little 'cause babies are too! Last time I tried making booties I ended up with one baby sized and one big foot sized! Your Hello Kitty quilt is cute! My youngest granddaughter loves dots too! Thanks!

Kristen said...

Such a cute pink and orange quilt! The booties are so adorable too! I love Hello Kitty so much she is on my sewing machine in sticker form! My daughter loves her too so yeah!

I'll wait and see what you'll do with those great scraps! This would make a great swap idea on flickr!

Melissa said...

Those little booties just melt my heart! Yes they do!

Janette said...

I love, love, love the Absolute Kitty Mini!!!

Miss White Wall said...

Oh I love the mini quilt, and the booties too for that matter! Great idea for using up excess yarn, I seem to have alot!

Susan said...

oooooh - love that little quilt - so cute. Thanks for the tip on adhering the circles too.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Absolutely darling. I 've always loved hello kitty myself!

Sinta Renee said...

I have been so tempted to buy myself a hello kitty sewing machine! I love your little Hello Kitty quiltlette! It is just adorable!

Sandra said...

Love the little doll quilt! Very cute!

sarah said...

Love that Hello Kitty mini quilt! So cute! I would make it for my daughter and secretly want it for myself.

Gisaco said...

The quilt is cute, but the little booties are to die for!! I have two new grandbabies that will need foot-covering this winter ... will you please please please share the pattern? :-)

Jessica Christensen said...

LOVE the Hello Kitty quilt. I have a bunch of Hello Kitty fabric from when we went through that phase. My youngest girl is 10 now, so not much caring in that dept now. But I do have a niece on the way. Hmmm . . . brain spinning now.

Stacie said...

Wow, I wish I had the patience and skill to create quilts like you. I've been gardening a lot, and I guess there are actually some similarities...so maybe down the line I can jump in to my first quilt.

Andrea, the little collector said...

Hello Hello Kitty! The fabric gets whipped up into something so very, very, very cute! (And cute toe modeling too). Love it. Thank you Rene, right?

sulu-design said...

What a cute little blanket for your daughter. The circles have caught on, huh?